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Austin’s New Cocktail Bar Is a Stunning Downtown Speakeasy — and It’s Members-Only

The cocktail menu at Here Nor There will explore global flavors

A cocktail from Here Nor There
A cocktail from Here Nor There
Travis Hallmark

There will be a new speakeasy in Austin with the debut of cocktail bar Here Nor There, found somewhere at an undisclosed address in downtown opening sometime relatively soon this summer. Alas, once it opens, the bar is a members-only venue.

The fake bear that will greet people with welcome cocktails at Here Nor There
The fake bear that will greet people with welcome cocktails at Here Nor There

Here Nor There’s cocktail menu looks to explore global flavors. This means drinks like the Tropic Thunder, which makes use of mango, kaffir lime, and spicy Thai herbs and spices; the fanciful From Russia With Love, which comes with champagne, caviar, and a gold leaf; or the Shake What Umami Gave Ye, made with Japanese pear and umeshu.

The Here Nor There team consists of James Huertas, the co-founder of juice bar Squeezery, and former co-owner of important London tiki bar Trailer Happiness, and Terance Robson.

Before Here Nor There, Huertas worked throughout Europe and Australia, at places like Dry Martini in Barcelona, gin spot Graphic Bar in London, Eau de Vie in Melbourne, and Gardel’s Bar in Sydney. After leaving London for New York, he opened Squeezery in the Hamptons as a summer pop-up with a booze component, and expanded with the permanent Austin location earlier this spring.

Robson was the beverage director of various bars in Dublin and London, including Trailer Happiness with Huertas.

Membership applications and fees for Here Nor There aren’t available at this time. The bar asks that all interested parties email hello@caracaulkins.com for inquiries.

Similarly, Austin is getting a branch of the members-only private social club Soho House, which will include a public-facing restaurant, on South Congress.

A cocktail from Here Nor There
A cocktail from Here Nor There
Another cocktail from Here Nor There
Another cocktail from Here Nor There
The From Russia With Love cocktail from Here Nor There
The From Russia With Love cocktail from Here Nor There
Making a drink at Here Nor There
Making a drink at Here Nor There

Here Nor There

612 Brazos Street, , TX 78701 (512) 949-7995 Visit Website

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